Davison Art Center, Wesleyan University

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Hercules and Cacus,

Chiaroscuro woodcut printed in black, yellow, and yellow-green inks on heavyweight laid paper

Second of six states

Print impression quality: Block slightly worn; repair right edge; vertical creases, lower right

Dimensions (Image): 409 x 330 mm (16.1 x 13 in.)

Dimension notes: image dimensions are for block

Signed: “Goltzius Inve”

Watermark: No watermark

Edition: Based on description of states in Bialler (1992), this appears to be state ii/vi, printed ca. 1605–1617 by “Willem Ianssen in de vergulde Sonnewyser”; but this impression does not include the usual letterpress inscription (which may have been trimmed off) for Ianssen on the bottom margin. Assignment to the second state is based solely on the strength of the colors and strong contrasts between the colors; see Bialler, pp. 82–83 (Clare Rogan, 9/9/2006).

Accession number: 1939.D1.173

Gift of George W. Davison (BA Wesleyan 1892), 1939

Provenance / Collectors' marks: Unidentified collector “BM” (mark in ink on verso: “BM”)

Bibliography: Bartsch 231 (vol. 3, p. 72); Hollstein 373; Strauss 403; Bialler (1992) cat. no. 25 ii.

Work Type: print

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